Maggie Verster (an educator in Johannesburg, South Africa – Twitter: maggiev) has created and shared an excellent tutorial via SlideShare titled “Twitter for Educational Purposes.”
Her learning outcomes for the tutorial are three-fold:
- Communicate using a micro-blogging system
- Update your status
- Create a learning network
Should every educator in every context use Twitter? I don’t think any single tool or website is going to be appropriate and well received by EVERYONE in any category of work or play. Should every educator at least be aware of Twitter and have an opportunity to utilize it as a communication tool as part of his/her extended learning community? Most definitely.
Thanks Maggie for creating and sharing this tutorial. This is a great example of the power of SlideShare as well.
More tutorials like this one are available on ThuTong: a South African Education Portal.
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